Feature: Going to a land down under


NIALL Gartland looks at some of the GAA players who made it big in the AFL. Jim Stynes (264 appearances) A LEGEND of the AFL. Stynes grew up in Dublin and represented the county at senior level at the age of 18 in 1984. However, he responded to an advertisement in his local paper by […]


Confusion reigns over McKenna test result


By Paddy Hunter and Niall McCoy CONFUSION reigns over Conor McKenna’s apparent ‘positive’ Covid-19 test that had seemed to put his Aussie Rules future in doubt. The Eglish man tested positive for the virus on Saturday, but on Tuesday he tested negative, raising the possibility that the weekend’s result was a false positive. Advertisement He […]


Ulster AFL recruits ready to restart season Down Under


By Niall McCoy ULSTER’S five AFL recruits are in differing situations as the 2020 season gets set to restart again on June 11. On Saturday, Essendon player Conor McKenna landed back in Australia having flown home to Ireland when the season was postponed on March 22 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The Eglish […]